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Antique Pin Fire Revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Grunkle, Dec 7, 2010.

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  1. Grunkle

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    Lefaucheux Style, Large Frame (11/12 mm), Single or Double Action, Pin Fire Revolver with beaver-tail wooden handle and lanyard ring. There are no identification markings on exterior surfaces. The only marking found to date is “11 V” stamped on the left side of the cylinder spindle. All external surfaces of this revolver are blued steel in good condition. The bore shows definite rifling grooves and some slight pitting. The action, both single and double, is very smooth and crisp. I estimate it’s condition at about 95%. I would love to test fire this antique but ammo is not presently available. This revolver was left by a retired US Army Major who was a veteran of WWII, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam era. This revolver may be of Lefaucheux, Spanish, German, English, or Belgian manufacture. Assistance in the identification of this antique and it’s value would be appreciated.
     

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    Very very interesting.

    I hope somebody can give you some information about this weapon. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Grunkle

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    Thanks for your encourgement. Grunkle, Newport News VA
     
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    Thanks GCBurner. I found those during my 3 week search for info on the antique. Maybe later.
     
  6. lefaucheux

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    Hello
    Seems to by Belgium to me.
    Do you've on the Cylinder the lettres ELG in a ovale? If so is from Belgium
    If you somewhere the letters LF than it's French.
    If you got a proofmark U with one or two crown than it's German ....
    If there is nothing , than it's probably Spanish ....
    Take a look here, soory its in French but maybe it can help you .

    http://www.lesgrosbarbares.info/lefaucheux/index.php?file=Sections&op=article&artid=148

    LF
     
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